gram-positive gram-positive

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method

Usage(s):

  • The protective value of both "gram-positive" and "gram-negative" destroyers has yet to be tried on human beings.

News

  1. Be gone, bacteria

    ( University of Iowa ) A team of researchers led by the University of Iowa is recommending clinical guidelines that will cut the post-surgical infection rate for staph bacteria (including MRSA) by 71 percent and 59 percent for a broader class of infectious agents known as gram-positive bacteria. The recommendations come after an extensive review of hospital practices in the US and are published ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Cutting post-surgical infection rate

    Medical researchers are recommending clinical guidelines that will cut the post-surgical infection rate for staph bacteria (including MRSA) by 71 percent and 59 percent for a broader class of infectious agents known as gram-positive bacteria.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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